Top Row: Samuel Pines, Ashley Aldinger, Stephanie Adelman, Megan Ruf, Jay Halverson
Bottom Row: Nicole Stalboerger, Courtney Anderson, Katie Schuster and Amethyst Stebauer
The UMD Chapter of the Education Minnesota Student Association (EMSA) kicked off the 2015-2016 year with a welcome meeting September 14. The EMSA officers shared accomplishments from last year and upcoming events this fall. Members joined various working committees to carry on EMSA’s efforts in teacher development, political engagement, and community outreach – the focus of the association. On Wednesday, October 7th, EMSA hosted a live stream of the White House Summit on Worker Voice. The Summit was streamed throughout the day for students and faculty. EMSA students hosted the live stream providing refreshments and discussion. President Obama spoke during the Summit and several students had the opportunity to tweet questions to him and other panelists as questions were addressed live. The EMSA officers hosted a discussion at 7:00PM following the Town Hall Meeting, which concluded the Summit.
The EMSA officers have planned an engaging year that includes events for members to socialize like the upcoming pumpkin carving at Glensheen, political events, such as the Summit live stream and discussion, and community events, including the annual Myers-Wilkins Family Night. In addition, the officers are actively engaged in the state and national scene, attending a number of conferences and leadership academies. President Amethyst Stegbauer serves on the National Education Association Student Leadership Committee. Amethyst Stegbauer and Stephanie Adelman are members of the Education Minnesota Student Task Force.
Information about EMSA and upcoming events can be found at the EMSA website. Follow the group on Twitter @emsaumd and like Education Minnesota Student Association UMD on Facebook for updates throughout the year.